Flavia is 30 years old and lives in the town of Kisekende in the Mubende region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children with 3 of them currently in school. For the past 2 years, Flavia has been working hard to manage her go/retail shop, which sells essential goods like rice, soap, cooking oil, and so forth.
To help expand her business, Flavia has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to pay rent for her shop and buy more commodities like rice to be sold. This loan will also help Flavia to generate greater profits and add to her income. Flavia hopes that in the future she will be able to set up a wholesale store.
Flavia is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Flavia who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.
About BRAC Uganda
This loan is administered by BRAC Uganda, a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda that is also a part of the BRAC international network. BRAC Uganda attempts to address poverty through a holistic model, offering programs in education, health, water & sanitation, agriculture, and microfinance. BRAC Uganda’s microfinance program aims to provide the poor with easy, reliable, and efficient access to institutional financial services, and reaches over 150,000 families in Uganda. For more on BRAC Uganda, please see our partner page, and join our lending team, Friends of BRAC Uganda.